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Man called police asking for bedroom light to be switched off

Police were also called about a plane ticket cancellation Credit: Ian West/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Fearing for the life of a rabbit on a main road and a complaint about Air France cancelling a flight ticket weren’t reasons to call police on 999, officers warned this afternoon.

One time-waster rang North Wales police on the emergency line from a layby on the A55 dual carriageway about the wild rabbit.

A Bangor man who wanted his bedroom light switching off and a woman with sunburned feet also misused 999 to contact the Welsh ambulance service.

Details were made public when police, ambulance and fire services in North Wales launched a campaign to reduce unnecessary calls to them.


Appeal to find missing man from Newtown

Darren Carl Griffiths Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Police are appealing for information to help find Darren Carl Griffiths.

The 54-year-old from Newtown was last seen on Wednesday, June 24.

He is described as tall, of stocky build, with tanned skin and dark, thinning hair. He has a moustache and numerous tattoos on his arms and neck, including a tattoo on his arm, which says ‘Tracy’.

If anyone has seen Mr Griffiths or knows where he is please contact police immediately on 101.


Head of Welsh FA says final will have 'lasting' effect

The head of the Welsh FA says the decision of Uefa to allow Cardiff to host the 2017 Champions League Final will have a 'long-lasting' effect on Welsh football.

We believe that staging both the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final and 2017 UEFA Women’s Champions League Final will have a positive and long-lasting effect on Welsh football.

Today’s announcement is the culmination of two years’ of hard work and I’d like to thank all those who’ve helped the FAW fulfil its ambition of staging a UEFA Champions League Final.

– Jonathan Ford, Chief Executive, FAW

Prime Minister: 'Fantastic news' Cardiff will host Champions League final

David Cameron says it is 'fantastic news' the Millennium Stadium will play host to the UEFA Champions League Final in 2017.

The Prime Minister added the stadium is 'one of the best sporting venues in Europe', following the announcement by UEFA this morning.

The Champions League Final is recognised as the largest game in club football with an estimated global reach of 400m viewers in over 200 countries.

In 2013, approximately 100,000 German fans came to London to watch the match without tickets, boosting London’s economy by an estimated £44m.

Cardiff has consistently proven its calibre in delivering high profile events on an international stage. Hosting this prestigious fixture is another opportunity for one of Europe’s most exciting capital cities to shine in front of an audience of millions, bringing with it an economic boost that reaches the whole of Wales."

– Stephen Crabb, Secretary of State for Wales
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